Wedding Music

Booking and Info

Bill Monaghan provides music for Wedding Ceremonies!

Whether you are looking for that elegant touch or a special song or even want to do something a little different, Bill is always happy to help plan your ceremony and get it just perfect.

Ceremony music is primarily piano based, as well as guitar. Bill also frequently works with female soloists, providing great harmonies and leads, as well as other instruments, including violin, trumpet, flute, electric guitar, and more! Even drums and percussion!

For Catholic based ceremonies, Bill is practicing and knows the Catholic Liturgy based on his experience and current position(s) as music minister.

For Christian or non-denominational based Wedding Ceremonies, anything is possible, and Bill is always happy to discuss the possibilities.

WEDDING CEREMONY: SAMPLE MUSIC GUIDE (just to get you started)

Entrances (Bridesmaids and/or Bride):
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (J.S. Bach)
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
Trumpet Tune
Bridal Chorus (Wagner)
River is Wide
Simple Gifts

Responsorial Psalms
This is the Day of the Lord (Psalm 118) (Monaghan)
I Have Loved You
May the Lord Bless Us (Psalm 128) (Monaghan)
Blest are Those Who Love You
Blessed are Those Who Love the Lord (Psalm 128) (Monaghan)

Gospel Acclamations:
LENT: Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ, King of Endless Glory
LENT: Glory to you, Word of God, Lord Jesus Christ (Monaghan)
Alleluia (Monaghan)
Halle Halle
Celtic Alleluia
Alleluia (Norbert)

The Prayer (duet, includes Italian)
Irish Blessing (Monaghan)
Irish Wedding Song
Wherever You Go (Haas)
Wherever You Go (older version)
Prayer of St. Francis
How Beautiful
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod)
Ave Maria (Monaghan)
Morning has Broken
Pedro Arupe Prayer (Monaghan)
All of this is nothing without love (Monaghan)
You Have Loved Me In Return (Monaghan)
Rise My Love, Come Away with Me (Monaghan)

Irish Wedding March (Monaghan)
Ode to Joy/Joyful Joyful (Beethoven)
Wedding March (Mendelsohnn)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
Trumpet Tune
O Happy Day (from Sister Act)
Ode to Joy (from Sister Act)

More Sacred Songs:
Panis Angelicus
For the Beauty of the Earth

Secular Based Songs
Storybook Love (from Princess Bride)
Can’t Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley)
Beatles Songs
I Will Be Here
Dragon Roost Island (Legend of Zelda)
Fairy Footsteps (Chen Yue)
Unchained Melody

Classical Songs:
Rondeau (Mouret)
Spring (Vivaldi)
Hornpipe from Water Music (Handel)
Prelude in C (Bach)